Ohio Students onAir

Ohio Students onAir


US onAir is seeking a team leader for this Ohio onAir Hub. State team leaders need to engage especially with their university’s student government as collaborators. Contact Ben Murphy, US onAir Managing Director, at ben.murphy@onair.cc.

In your email, include your resume and cover letter explaining your in becoming a state team leader, your university collaborators (such as student government, politically active clubs, civic engagement programs, and  political science departments), and your student organizing experience.

Every onAir state Hub, like this Ohio onAir Hub at wi.onair.cc, will have a lead university onAir Chapter overseen by the state team leader from that university.   Each lead onAir Chapter will also help to establish affiliated onAir Chapters at public and private universities throughout the state.

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The University of Ohio’s onAir chapter will initially focus on training interested undergrad and graduate students on how to curate Ohio onAir content especially submitting Top News articles, events, videos, and information and moderating forums in each post they curate.

Student curators will also work with state senate and house committee chairs to produce aircasts on issues being discussed and bills being proposed in their committees.

During election season, students with other other organizations like the League of Women Voters, will coordinate and produce aircasted debates with candidates.

The University of Ohio onAir chapter will also help to establish other onAir chapters at public and private universities and colleges throughout the state.

Ohio State University

Source: Quick Facts

Civic Engagement Programs

Source: Civic Engagement

Being Civically Engaged

Civic engagement does not just include voting, and there are numerous ways to be involved in your community even when there are not election actively happening! Below, you will find several tools and ideas for engaging as an active citizen in your community.

Check out our Previous Civic Engagement Programs

O-H-I-Organizing: A Student Perspective on Community Organizing

Watch a panel of student community leaders to learn more about what community organizing is, how to balance it as a student, and where to get started.

Civic Engagement: Choose Your Own Adventure

Watch this discussion of a variety of levels of civic engagement so you can choose your own adventure as you engage with your community.

Student Government

Source: Undergraduate Student Government

The legislative branch of the Undergraduate Student Government consists of a General Assembly of individuals elected by their peers to represent the interests of specific constituencies. Constituencies are composed of students from living areas (On-Campus, Offi-Campus, Commuter and Regional), as well as colleges or programs within colleges. Senators are chosen during the popular election each year by those within their constituency.

     The role of the General Assembly is to act as the student voice on issues pertinent to campus affairs, as well as to steer the direction of executive committees of the Cabinet. Senators serve on at least one of several committees – Academic Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, Government Relations, Health & Safety, Student Affairs, and Sustainability & Environmental Issues- to advocate for their constituents on legislation across the spectrum of concerns. Resolutions that pass the General Assembly and are not vetoed by the president are then considered the voice of the student body, and can be instrumental in making change within the university.

     Senators are responsible for making themselves available to their constituents by reaching out to them through constituency events, as well as by being responsive to requests through email or other means. You can find a senator through the “53rd General Assembly Members” tab. Feel free to share a concern or suggestion by getting in touch with a senator from your living area or college.

Main email address: info@asm.wisc.edu

President Jacob Chang
Position title: President
Email: chang.1728@osu.edu

Anna Valerius
Position title: Vice President
Email: valerius.9@osu.edu

Daniel Levine
Position title: Chief of Staff
Email: levine.1789@osu.edu


Source: Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science encourages students from all majors to enhance the practical side of their education by engaging in an internship experience. Political Science students have recently completed internships at sites as diverse as the Ohio House of Representatives, Policy Matters Ohio, the Macedonian National Parliament, the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office and Big Lots Stores, Inc.

Consider enrolling in Political Science 4191 (3 credit hours) or Political Science 3191 (1 credit hour). There are no pre-requisites for our internship courses, and they are open to students from all majors.

Political Science Programs

Source: Department website

Undergraduate Experience

Political Science Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Political Science Bachelor of Science

World Politics Bachelor of Arts

Graduate Experience

Focus Fields of Study

American Politics
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Political Methodology
Political Theory

Departmental Specializations

Political Psychology
Formal Theory
Political Economy
Race, Ethnicity and Gender


Research Initiatives

Source: https://polisci.osu.edu/research/workshops

Comparative Politics Research Workshop (CPRW)

This workshop serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of research related to comparative politics. Past seminars have examined political identity, presidential power, voting rules, consolidation of party systems, economic sanctions, language politics, and ethnic mobilization. All methodologies, including case studies, statistics, formal theory, and interpretivist approaches are welcome. We encourage papers with a specific geographic focus, as well as broad cross-regional analyses. The mission of the workshop is to foster a vibrant intellectual exchange among comparativists, to bring students and faculty into contact with nationally recognized figures in the field of comparative politics, and to create a comfortable, professional environment for the development of faculty and graduate student research at all levels.

Political Theory Workshop

The OSU Political Theory Workshop is a forum for theorists from Ohio State and other universities to present and to discuss their research in progress. We meet three or four times per quarter, autumn through spring, usually at noon time on Fridays. The Political Theory Workshop is pluralist in its approach and interdisciplinary in its orientation. We are open to a wide range of contributions, including historical, analytic, interpretive, and critical theory, as well as theoretically engaged empirical research. We welcome interested faculty and graduate students from all fields and all departments.

PRISM Speaker Series

The PRISM Speaker Series provides a unique forum to present cutting-edge methodological work.

Workshop in American Politics (WAP)

This workshop serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of research by graduate students and faculty in American Politics. For graduate students, the Workshop is an opportunity to hear and present practice job talks, dissertation chapters, and conference papers. Occasional Workshop sessions will feature research presentations by faculty from Ohio State and major scholars from other universities.

Research in International Politics (RIP)

This forum serves as a venue for the presentation and discussion of international relations research primarily (though not exclusively) by graduate students and faculty of Ohio State’s Department of political science. Approximately four times each quarter, speakers present on a topic and engage in a spirited dialogue with the participating audience. The program is meant to showcase research in IR at Ohio State as well as provide students with experience making extended presentations in a friendly yet critical professional environment. All topics, ontologies and methodologies are welcome.


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